Dana Blankenship

Central Michigan University student, adventurer and fan of all things Michigan. I’m a firm believer of continuous education and like to mirror that in my writing. Talk to me about the outdoors, coffee, soccer and travel.

Tales from the Trail: Favorite Michigan Hikes

There is something about “unplugging” from busy day-to-day lives and then recharging in the Michigan backcountry.

Best hikes in Michigan

Camping 101: What You Need to Know

Check out these tips and tricks so you’re not really “roughing it” before your first big camping trip.

How to camp

The Benefits of Group Therapy

Group therapy is extremely similar to one-on-one therapy, just with others present. Many Americans are using it as a cheaper alternative to individual therapy.

Benefits of group therapy

Michigan August Bicycle Races You Need To Know About

Hundreds of bicycle races are taking place this summer, but ones in August look particularly interesting.

Michigan bike races

Hangin’ in Hammocks: A Michigan Guide

The new millennial trend, hanging a hammock between two trees, is changing the way Michiganders relax, camp and sleep. Have you tried one yet?

Hammocks in Michigan

Outdoor Yoga Might Be For You, Too

Some of our team spent their lunch trying outdoor yoga at the Renaissance Center. Here is what each of them thought about the experience!

Home and Family

DIY: How to Create Your Own Patio Salad Garden

Learn how to grow year-round salad greens right on your patio! This step-by-step direction makes gardening simple for everyone.

Indoor Garden Salad

Top Michigan Fishing Spots to Visit This Year

Whether you are an experienced angler or an amateur, fishing is a great way to spend time outdoors. Here are some spots around Michigan to cast your line.

top Michigan fishing spots

Ken Griffey Sr. Encourages Men to Speak Up About Health

After surviving prostate cancer, three-time baseball All-Star Ken Griffey Sr. has made talking about health a priority in his life and hopes others will follow.

Ken Griffey Sr

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